How to sign save in American Sign Language

Sign #1 (1 of 3)

Sign Instructions:

Begin with both hands next to each other in front of you with the fingertips of your dominant hand pointing at the gap between the thumb and other fingers of your non-dominant hand. Then, move the fingers of your dominant hand into that gap.

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Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Dominant Handshape for save
Keep your index, middle, ring, and pink fingers together and straight, bend them all at the knuckle at a 90-degree angle, and reach your thumb to the bottom of the fingertips of your index and middle fingers.

Non-Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Non-Dominant Handshape for save
Curve all of your fingers to form the shape of the letter 'C'.

Sign #2 (2 of 3)

Sign Instructions:

Begin with both hands in front of you with both palms oriented toward yourself and the index and middle fingers of your dominant hand behind the back of your non-dominant hand. Then, move the index and middle fingers of your dominant hand onto the back of your non-dominant hand a couple of times.

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Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Dominant Handshape for save
Extend your index and middle fingers straight up, folding the thumb and the other fingers into the palm.

Non-Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Non-Dominant Handshape for save
Make a fist with all fingers curled over the thumb, which is tucked in front of the fingers.

Sign #3 (3 of 3)

Sign Instructions:

Begin with both hands in front of you with both palms oriented toward yourself and the index and middle fingers of your dominant hand behind the back of your non-dominant hand. Then, move the index and middle fingers of your dominant hand onto the back of your non-dominant hand.

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Example Video

Tutorial Video

Sequential Image Breakdown

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Beginning and End Frames

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Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Dominant Handshape for save
Extend your index and middle fingers straight up, folding the thumb and the other fingers into the palm.

Non-Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Non-Dominant Handshape for save
Make a fist with all fingers curled over the thumb, which is tucked in front of the fingers.

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Paul Kelly, a nationally certified sign language interpreter and the founder of howdoyousign.com, has dedicated his career to bridging communication gaps through sign language. As a CODA (child of deaf adult), with deep personal and professional roots in the deaf community, Paul brings a unique blend of personal insight and professional expertise to his work.

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